Milestones: Bodleian Libraries-Vatican Library Digitization Project Reaches 1 Million Pages Digitized
From a Recent Post on the Polonsky Foundation Digitization Project Web Site:
The project has reached a significant milestone: 1 million pages have been digitized. To celebrate this achievement, we have chosen two particularly interesting incunabula to go online today [Feb. 24, 2015]. The volumes we have chosen represent key moments in printing history: the Bodleian’s Auct. L 3.33, printed by Sweynheym and Pannartz, was the first edition to include words printed entirely in Greek, while the Vatican Library’s Stamp.Barb.BBB.II.41, De honesta voluptate et valetudine, was a best-selling cookbook that would define a genre for centuries to come.
Note: The project’s goal is to digitize 1.5 million pages.
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Some Key Dates
Six Months After Launch an Update on Polonsky Foundation Digitization Project (Bodleian Libraries & Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana) (June 23, 2014)
Web Site Launch: Bodleian and the Vatican Libraries Publish Ancient Texts Online (December 3, 2013)
EMC Providing Vatican Apostolic Library With 2.8 Petabytes of Storage to Digitally Preserve Entire Catalogue of Historic Manuscripts and Incunabula (March 7, 2013)
- Bodleian and Vatican Libraries To Digitise Ancient Texts (April 12, 2012)
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